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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

Harness your brain's power to improve your health.

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body is a program by Dr. Daniel Amen. The program also includes the book, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body as well as an online questionnaire and a host of other publications and resources by Dr. Amen.

In this book, Dr. Amen reveals his breakthrough approach that will allow you to harness your brain’s power to improve your body’s overall appearance and function. As his studies show, a healthy brain is the key to a better body and a better life. Your brain is the command and control center for your body, and your brain function is directly related to how your body looks, feels, and functions. If you want to lose the love handles, you have to get better frontal lobes. You want to say goodbye to all those headaches? You have to calm your brain.

When your brain isn’t functioning properly, that dysfunction manifests itself in your physical body. Because you can’t see your brain, however, you don’t do anything to fix the problem at its source, leading you to adopt quick fixes and temporary solutions that ultimately fail.

In Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, however, Dr. Amen takes you inside the brain to show you the ways in which you can harness its power to create the body you have always wanted. Whether you want to tighten your tummy, have younger-looking skin, boost your energy level, stop getting so many colds, or lower your blood pressure without having to take medicine, Dr. Amen’s fifteen easy-to-follow solutions will have you well on your way to success. Sample chapters include:

  • The Craving Solution: Use Your Brain to Increase Your Willpower and Calm the Urges That Prevent You From Achieving Your Goals
  • The Weight Solution: Use Your Brain to Achieve Your Optimal Weight
  • The Nutrition Solution: Feed Your Brain to Look and Feel Younger
  • The Focus and Energy Solution: Boost Your Energy to Stay on Track toward Your Goals
  • The Stress Solution: Relax Your Brain to Reduce Your Wrinkles and Improve Your Immune System
  • The Heart Solution: Use Your Brain to Strengthen and Soothe Your Heart

Dr. Amen provides a customized, tailored approach to making positive changes, through treatments such as vitamin therapy, relaxation exercises, and physical activities, that will improve the way you look and feel.

The brain controls everything you do: how you think, how you feel, how you act, and how you look. In order to get the body you have always wanted, your brain must work right and Dr. Amen shows you how to improve your brain’s health so you can have a better body.

Daniel G. Amen, MD is a physician, child and adult psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist, bestselling author, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the CEO and medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc. (ACI) in Newport Beach and Fairfield, California, Tacoma, Washington and Reston, Virginia .

PRO
  • Shows the relationship between health, our physical body and our minds
  • Empowers individual to take control of their health and happiness
  • Organized in a clear plan
  • Also accompanied by an online program and questionnaire
CON
  • Dr. Amen also promotes his own line of supplements and nutraceuticals, which has a sales-feel to it
DIET and NUTRITION

The nutrition component of Change Your Brain, Change Your Body focuses on eating for your health without looking to a diet or singular food as a magical pill to end your weight or health struggles.

In the book and throughout the website, you will learn about how certain foods are better or worse for specific ailments whether it's carrying around a few too many pounds or having high blood pressure.

On the website you will find free interactive tools to help you determine your brain type as well as your Body Mass Index (BMI) and your daily calorie needs. Plus you’ll find a wealth of tips, strategies and articles that will help you boost your brain so you can have a better body.

On the website, you will also find lists on the 50 best brain foods, a brain food shopping list, brain food recipes and brain promoting nutritional tips.

Overall, the program promotes a whole-foods diet that is focused on plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, organic dairy and certain protein sources like lean poultry and wild salmon.

You will not find any foods that contain added sugars, trans-fats, additives, preservatives or those foods made with processed and refined ingredients.

EXERCISE

Exercise is strongly encouraged to help you boost your brain health so you can lose weight, look younger, have more energy and feel healthier.

You will learn which kinds of exercise best support your brain health, based upon the answers to the brain health questionnaire. In addition, Dr. Amen shows plenty of research that shows the connection between regular exercise and health and wellness.

While any kind of exercise is beneficial, Dr. Amen theorizes that table tennis (ping pong) is the best form of exercise for your brain health because it is aerobic, it requires coordination from all areas of your body and it also demands that you use different areas of your brain as you play it.

Dr. Amen's exercise philosophy is that you must make it a habit in order to experience the widespread results of physical activity. The best chance of making exercise a habit, therefore, is to schedule a specific time and place to exercise each day or at least on specific days each week.

CONCLUSION

Change Your Brain, Change Your Body is a novel and insightful look into how we can take control of our own health to ensure that we live a vibrant life. Dr. Amen, who has regularly appeared on PBS and has published a number of different books on mental health, outlines a program for you to take better care of your brain so that you can lose weight, gain control of your health and stave off disease.

Whether you’re just coming to realize that it’s time to get your body into shape, or are already fit and want to take it to the next level, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body may be just what you need to start putting the power of the brain-body connection to work for you today.

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HealthyBrainLifestyles

This is the best eating plan I have ever used. I have lost ten pounds, my ADD has dramatically lessened, I am better organized, and my memory is improving. Plus the food is everything I already love. The secret ingredient is the addition of supercharged nutrition in the form of brain healthy spices.

This is not a fad diet, it is a brain healthy way of life that every family should be following.

posted Aug 17th, 2010 12:01 pm



Konica Minoa

Another gimmick. An atkin's diet clone and supplements recommended that have not been proven safe. Avoid.

posted Mar 18th, 2010 2:36 am



   
 

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